It is hoped a day will come when these laws of God will be put on tablets in school-rooms and houses, as are the ten commandments in our churches, and that all children will be trained fully to understand them, and then to commit them to memory.

Laws of Health for the Bones.

Exercise daily in pure air, because it nourishes and gives strength to the bones. Do not habitually keep the spine out of its natural position, either when sleeping or sitting, because deformity and disease are thus induced. Never compress the chest or ribs, because it diminishes chest breathing, and thus lessens the needful amount of nourishing oxygen; and for the same reason, support all clothing from the shoulders, because any pressure on the hips and abdomen lessens abdominal breathing.

Never wear high heels, because it tends to produce internal displacement, to distort the foot, the spine, and the ankles, causes corns and bunions, and makes a graceful walk impossible. An unfailing cure for corns and bunions is once a week to soak the foot half an hour in four quarts of quite warm water, in which is dissolved a bit of soda the size of a large walnut. Three or four times will relieve and probably cure.

Laws of Health for the Muscles.

Supply pure blood and healthful food, because these are indispensable to their health and strength. Exercise all the muscles, so as to secure the healthful development of all, and avoid weakening them by excessive exercise. Change inactive habits not suddenly, but by a gradual increase of exercise. When too weak to exercise, employ an operator to increase the flow of blood to the muscles by pressure and rubbing. Never compress any of the muscles by tight clothing, because it diminishes the flow of blood and thus of nutriment. As pure air and light cause increase of strength, let all exercise be by daylight. Avoid increase of exercise when the air is impure, as it usually is in night-gatherings.

Laws of Health for the Lungs.

It is proved by many experiments that a full-grown person vitiates a hogshead of air every hour; therefore, so ventilate every room that each inmate shall have the needful pure air at this rate, especially by night. Take care so to dress, to sit, and to lie, that the lungs shall not be compressed, and thus be deprived of the needful nourishing oxygen.

Laws of Health for the Digestive Organs.

Supply every part of the body with its peculiar nutriment; nitrogen for muscle, phosphorus for brain and nerves, carbon for the lungs, and silica, iron, etc., for other parts. Let the proportions follow the example given in wheat, milk, and eggs, which have all the elements needed and in proper proportions. According to this rule, use unbolted flour rather than superfine. In selecting food, have reference to age, climate, and state of the health. Meals should be at least five hours apart, that the stomach may rest. Do not eat between meals, as it mixes partly digested food with the new supply, and impedes digestion. Do not eat too much, because it impedes digestion, and overtaxes, and thus weakens, the organs that must throw off the excess. Eat only to satisfy hunger, and not to qualify the palate after hunger is satisfied. Do not eat a great variety, because digestion is easier and more perfect with but few articles. Let there be a variety which is successive, and not at one meal.

Do not require children to eat what they do not love, because food which is relished is better digested and more healthful. If very thirsty, drink water abundantly before eating, but sparingly at meals - only one tumbler or cup. Very hot food or drink debilitates the nerves of the teeth and stomach. Very cold water, or ice, after a full meal, interferes with digestion.

Avoid stimulating drinks, or use them very weak. A gradual diminution of strength will modify the taste, so that a weak dilution will be relished as much, or more, than a strong. Drink only pure water; filter impure water through sand and powdered charcoal. Free drinking of pure cold water between meals tends to purify the blood and strengthen the nervous system.

All the yeast-powders for raising bread are not so healthful as hop-yeast; and those recommended by Liebig & Hos-ford do not restore several important elements lost by bolting.

Laws of Health for the Skin.

Wash the whole body either morning or night; because its capillaries contain more blood and nerve matter than all the rest of the body; because air and light cleanse and nourish them; and because when in full health the skin throws off more than half the refuse of the body, which, if not thus expelled, goes to the lungs, or bowels, or kidneys to be expelled, often causing disease. Bath-rooms are a luxury; but a wet towel, and a screen for privacy, are equally useful. Chilling the skin closes its pores, causing colds, diarrhoea, or catarrh. Immediate and free perspiration is the safest remedy. Rely on bathing, exercise, pure air, and proper food, rather than on warm clothing and warm rooms. But persons weakened by age or nervous debility must wear more clothing than others, and bathe in a warm room, or, better, by an open fire. Any diminution of clothing should be made in the morning, when the body is most vigorous. As the body radiates its heat to adjacent cold walls, be careful to avoid sitting near them, except when well protected. Many take colds or rheumatism by sitting near church or other cold walls. Taking air and sun baths tend to strengthen the nerves, and thus the whole body. Avoid a continuous current of air on any part of the body, as the withdrawal of heat causes disease in the part thus chilled.

Expose bed-clothing and garments worn next the skin to fresh air, which removes the exhalations of the skin that otherwise would be re-absorbed. Straw and hair mattresses, and cotton comforters, should also be aired occasionally. The white dust thrown out by beating them is the scales and other refuse matter from the skin.

In epidemics, nourishing food and cleansing the skin lessens danger.

Laics of Health for the Brain and Nerves.

Healthful food, a clean skin, and daily exercise in the open air, are indispensable. Take seven or eight hours of sleep by night, and not by day; and when taxed by great care, labor, or sorrow, sleep as much as you can, for thus the brain and nerves recover strength.

Always have some time each day devoted to some amusement, and this out-of-doors if practicable. Laughter is a very healthful exercise.

Have system and order in your employments, and let there be variety, so that no one set of nerves be wearied and another set unemployed.

Let the intellect and feelings be engaged in safe and worthy objects, and so exercise all the faculties as to secure a well-balanced mind in a healthful body. In all cases of disease, trust more to obedience to these rules than to medicines, which should be rarely used.

Laws of Health for the Teeth, Eyes, and Hair.

Never sleep till the teeth are cleaned with pure water, a brush, and a piece of thread or a tooth-pick to remove what lodges between the teeth. It would be well to do this after each meal. Avoid very hot food as causing decayed teeth. No tooth-powder is needed if these directions are obeyed.

Accustom the eyes gradually to as much light as they can bear without pain. Light is healthful, especially to the eyes, and dark rooms make weak eyes. If the eyes are weak from excessive use, continue to use them, but only a little at a time, with intervals of rest; for eyes, like all the rest of the body, grow weak by disuse. Always shade weak eyes from brilliant lights, especially when reading. For inflamed eyes or eyelids, do not use what others recommend, but consult a physician; as a remedy for one may be injurious for another case. Gentle rubbing around and over the eyes draws the blood there, and tends to increase strength. Do it only for two minutes at a time, three or four times a day. Bathing the eyes in cold water strengthens their nerves.

Never use hair mixtures until some chemist has tested them and assures you there is no lead in them. Many persons have had paralysis and other evils by using hair mixtures containing lead to restore the color. Brushing and washing the skin of the hair, and thus bringing the blood to nourish its roots, is a safe and sure method, and those mixtures that seem to do good are efficacious chiefly because the directions always require rubbing and cleansing the skin of the hair.

Remember that these laws of health are laws of God, and that when you disobey them you sin against your heavenly Father, who loves you, and is grieved when you injure your own soul and body. Therefore pray' to be enabled to obey yourselves, and to teach these his laws to all under your care, both by precept and example.